Drareni received a presidential pardon as part of the regime’s maneuvering ahead of Monday’s hirak anniversary

Algeria Releases Journalist Khaled Drareni Ahead of Hirak Anniversary
After two years of repression and economic hardship, Algeria’s President Abdelmadjid Tebboune is trying to present himself as a champion of the Hirak in the week ahead of its February 22 anniversary. Photo: Mahrez Rabia / Twitter